adventure

Shooting a World First Expedition on the Essequibo River in Guyana

I removed the Canon C300 from its waterproof bag and attached the 24-105mm f/4.0 lens while swatting away the relentless mosquitoes. Bringing the viewfinder loupe up to my eye, my left hand flicked the power switch on, now a reflex action after shooting with this camera every day for the last three weeks. Nothing happened. Weird, I was certain I'd put in a fully charged battery.

I Biked Across the Canadian Rockies to Build a Photo Portfolio

I decided a while ago that for my high school graduation and summer trip, I was going to photograph the Canadian Rockies. I started pursuing landscape photography seriously a little over a year ago and wanted to build a photography portfolio.

Photographer Dangles Paralyzed Mom Off a Cliff for Epic Mother’s Day Shoot

Epic. I hate that word. But when it comes to Benjamin Von Wong's crazy photography stunts, it's really the one that fits best. So call it "amazing." Call it "awesome." Call it "adventurous" or "dangerous" or "heart-thumping." I think hanging a paralyzed mom and her son off a cliff for some cool photos is just plain epic.

Camera-Specific Outdoor Packs Suck, Here’s What I Use Instead

If you’ve ever loaded up a large camera backpack (like something from Think Tank Photo or LowePro) and hiked a mountain, you’ll be able to fully appreciate how terrible the experience is... well, except for the views.

Panoramic Photos of Norway Shot on a Hasselblad XPan and Kodak Film

Most photographers could work their way through a few terabytes worth of memory cards during a trip to Norway. But when Tom Kluyver decided to join his buddy Chris Konig on a landscape photography adventure, he didn't pack memory cards. Instead, he brought his panoramic Hasselblad XPan and some Kodak Portra.

Whimsical Photo Series Brings Woody from Toy Story to Life

Thanks to Toy Story, I'm still convinced my old toys come to life when I leave the room. But photographer Guillaume Chevalier of Guic Photographies isn't waiting to find out, he's creating this reality for himself in a fun and whimsical photo series.

Wedding Photographer Falls Into Frozen Lake… Keeps On Shooting

This is some serious dedication. When wedding and adventure sports photographer Nathan Welton fell through the ice and into a frozen lake while shooting a wedding ceremony in Colorado, he didn't stop or let his assistants take over. Nope... he just kept on shooting.

Photographing ‘The World’s Most Haunted Island’ in Venice

Who wouldn’t want to explore one of the world’s most haunted places given the chance? Okay, on second thought, maybe most people... Well, while on holiday with my family in Venice, I was recently given that chance and I wasn’t going to turn it down.

A Peek Into the Intense Workouts of a Top Adventure Photographer

Want to see what it takes to be one of the world's top adventure photographers? Hitting the gym isn't a requirement for most types of photography, but it's absolutely essential for renowned photographer Jimmy Chin, a man who regularly carries his camera alongside the best athletes and explorers in the world.

An Interesting BTS Look at What It Takes to Be a Cave Photographer

It might not be one of the best-known or most popular genres of the trade, but cave photography is an actual thing... and it’s not easy.

In the behind the scenes video above, Knoxville-based photographer Chris Higgins shows us just how much dedication, discipline and dirt it takes to get incredible photographs of the mysterious worlds hidden within the Earth.

Polaroids, Holgas & Medium Format: Matt Georges’ Different Approach to the Slopes

While most of the outdoor winter sports photography you see is as clean and crisp as the snow itself, photographer Matt Georges goes for a more moody feeling while out on the slopes. His work with the Polaroid, Holga, and medium format film creates a unique look at the life of the thrill seekers out there.

Although not a formally trained photographer, Matt has been in the photo world most of his adult life, photo-editing for ski magazines, and working his way up to senior in-house photographer. Read on to hear about his technique using these films, his background, and more.

Q&A with Elizabeth Krist, Nat Geo’s Senior Photo Editor

This piece originally appeared in PhotoShelter's guide Building Your Outdoor & Adventure Photography Business – for the full article download the guide here.

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic, and the rest of the Nat Geo team seek photographers who have an eye for composing striking and electrifying images. But perhaps even more importantly, they want photographers who have a real curiosity about the world around them -- those who aren’t afraid to delve into the intellectual and research aspects of an assignment.

To give photographers a better sense of what goes on behind the scenes at National Geographic, Elizabeth provided some insight into what type of work the magazine commissions, how photographers can pitch Nat Geo, and what you can do to get noticed.

BTS: Photographer Goes on an Adventure to Shoot an Abandoned Prison

Do you enjoy adventure? I mean, REALLY enjoy adventure, not just taking a walk through your local woods. Well, if you do, you'll enjoy this. Put together by photographer Mike Palmer and cinematographer Jon Simonassi, this video shows their journey to photograph an abandoned prison in Ontario, Canada.

Behind the Scenes with Queenie Liao and Her Adorable Nap Time Photo Series

Chances are good you've already seen Queenie Liao's touching nap time photo series Wengenn in Wonderland. Late last year, the series went viral as parents and photographers alike marveled at the creativity of this mother that brought her child's nap time adventures to life using only her imagination and household items near at hand.

Now, thanks to the folks at Flickr, we get to go behind the scenes with Liao as she explains what the series is about and how it all comes together each day when Wengenn falls asleep.

Interview with Andrew Peacock: Doctor, Climber, Adventure Travel Photographer

Update: Andrew recently created a Facebook page where you can follow him as he continues to go on enviable adventures. Be sure to give him a follow if you found this interview and his work interesting.

A few weeks ago, we shared some photos taken by adventure travel photographer Dr. Andrew Peacock who was stranded on the Russian ship M.V. Akademik Shokalskiy in the Antarctic. The thing is, we didn't want to stop there. When we visited his site in search of his contact information, we immediately fell in love with his photography.

Our "Permission to Share Photos" email quickly evolved into a "Permission to Share Photos and Interview Request" email. Fortunately for us, he said yes.

9 [More] Adventure Sports Photographers You Need to Check Out

In my last post, I said that Adventure Photography doesn't get much attention; however, based on all of your feedback and reactions it seems I may have been mistaken. Perhaps it's just quiet attention? Regardless, I wanted to go ahead and compile a second list because, as I said in the first post (and as many of you pointed out) there were clearly some people missing.

This happened for a number of reasons, the most common being limited communication due to shoot schedules. But now, with a little more time for people to respond, I've been able to rectify the problem and include a lot of the great photographers that got left out the first time. So without further ado, here are nine more adventure sports photographers you should check out.

An Intro to Adventure Sports Photography: 10 Photographers You Need to Check Out

Adventure Sports Photography often doesn't get a lot of attention in the photography world. While street, portrait, and wedding photography seem to reign supreme, this small genre is usually only appreciated in the respective sports it covers.

Which is really quite sad since it showcases some of the most amazing photographers working today. Not only are they able to compose and capture stunning shots, but they often do so in the worst conditions imaginable.

Photographer Embarks on 40,000km Bike Trek Around the World with His Camera

Yesterday, our own Alan Steadman shared some advice. He told you to go out and explore, to travel, to see the world and meet new people so that those experiences could inform the stories you tell when you're working behind the camera.

Well, if you were looking for a shining example to go with those words, look no further than photographer, writer and cyclist Rob Lutter, then man who is currently 15,000km (about 9,300 miles) into a 40,000km (about 25,000 miles) photographic journey around the world.